November 26, 2007
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Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Maria Sharpova, Serena Williams and Venus Williams (of these 10, the group was reduced to five). Serena was voted as the #2 Fan Favorite but she will always be # 1 in this fan's opinion. Like her or not, there's no denying the HUGE impact that she has on tennis.
1. Monica Seles
2. Serena Williams
3. Venus Williams
4. Steffi Graff
5. Chris Evert
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November 20, 2007
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November 15, 2007
TENNIS fans can expect a double dose of action from the most high-profile siblings in world sport after Venus and Serena Williams today confirmed their intention to play doubles at next year's Australian Open.The Williams sisters have not played doubles at Melbourne Park since they won the coveted title for the second time in three years in 2003. The pair played their first doubles match together in four years at Wimbledon this year before withdrawing in the second round because of injury. They haven't returned to the court together since. Because injuries have kept them off the doubles court for so long they now only have a nominal ranking of 9999. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said he was thrilled to hear of their intention to play doubles.
“The Williams sisters in full flight on the same side of the net is one of the great sights in tennis,” Tiley said. “They are also one of the most skilled pairings on the world circuit with an incredibly successful record in doubles.” The Williams sisters are one of only five pairings in women's tennis history to win a career doubles grand slam. In all, they have won six majors (Wimbledon and Australian Open twice, US and French) and an Olympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000. “It is great news for Australian tennis fans that they are coming here to play singles and to try and recapture their doubles crown,” Tiley said. “We can't get enough of the Williams sisters, especially after Serena's amazing effort in 2007,” Tiley said.
November 14, 2007
Avatar Fan and Tennis Pro Serena Williams and WWE Wrestler Mick Foley Guest Star in Avatar: The Last Airbender's Hour-Long TV Movie
November 13, 2007
WORLD No.5 Serena Williams says she expects to be fit and ready to play in the Hopman Cup next month despite her withdrawal from the Sony Ericsson Championships last week.
Williams had pulled out of the season ending championship in Madrid with a left knee complaint but is committed to coming to Perth for the December 29 start.
"Although I withdrew from Madrid last week, I can reassure my fans that I look forward to seeing you in Perth with Mardy Fish in December," Williams said in a statement.
November 12, 2007
This is my new Blog in honor of my FAVORITE Tennis Player, Serena Williams, the LAST person (male or female) to hold ALL Four Grand Slam Titles (French, Wimbledon, US Open and the Australian Open) at the same time. The victory saw Serena join such immortals of the game as the late Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova, the only other players who have won four in a row. Connolly, Court and Graf won calender year slams but Navratilova, like Serena, won four in a row over two years
The Serena Slam is the term coined for American tennis player Serena Williams on her achievement of being the reigning champion of all four Grand Slam tournaments, although she did not win them all in the same calendar year. However, a 1984 ruling by the International Tennis Federation declared a Grand Slam to be when a player was holding all four major titles at the time. Williams won the 2002 French Open, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the 2003 Australian Open.